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Beach Drive – Uplands – Oak Bay
3225 Beach Drive

3225 Beach Drive was designed by architect John Di Castri in 1959 and built by Farmer Construction. John Di Castri also designed additions to the house in 1969 and 1993. The house was originally built for John A. Achtem.

In 2008, this house was listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places, which considers it a notable example of modernist architecture.

Here is a map showing the location of 3225 Beach Drive:

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Additional Information About 3225 Beach Drive:

  • Assessed Value (July 2020): $5,210,000; Land $4,101,000; Buildings $1,109,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2019): $5,527,000; Land $4,399,000; Buildings $1,128,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $5,968,000; Land $4,815,000; Buildings $1,153,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $5,505,000; Land $4,339,000; Buildings $1,166,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $4,223,000; Land $3,203,000; Buildings $1,020,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places

A Brief History of 3225 Beach Drive 

3225 Beach Drive was designed by architect John Di Castri in 1959 and built by Farmer Construction. John Di Castri also designed additions to the house in 1969 and 1993.

In 2008, this house was listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places, which considers it a notable example of modernist architecture.

The house was originally built for John A. Achtem.

Here are some other buildings designed by architect John Di Castri:

1609 Blanshard Street, built in 1951 by architect John Di Castri for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

1609 Blanshard Street, built in 1951 by architect John Di Castri for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

1609 Blanshard Street

1609 Blanshard Street, built in 1951 by architect John Di Castri for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

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Rexall Drugs, 912 Douglas Street, occupies a building that was designed by architect John Di Castri.

Rexall Drugs, 912 Douglas Street, occupies a building that was designed in 1954 by architect John Di Castri.

912 Douglas Street

Rexall Drugs, 912 Douglas Street, occupies a building that was designed in 1954 by architect John Di Castri.

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The Mosaic Building, 1061 Fort Street. Built in 1963 for the Royal Trust Company by architect John Di Castri.

The Mosaic Building, 1061 Fort Street. Built in 1963 for the Royal Trust Company by architect John Di Castri.

The Mosaic Building, 1061 Fort Street

The Mosaic Building, 1061 Fort Street. Built in 1963 for the Royal Trust Company by architect John Di Castri.

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